Longbottom Stockade

The Longbottom Stockade was situated at the corner of Loftus Street (formerly Stockade Street) and Parramatta Road, in what was to become the Village of Longbottom (later Concord). “Longbottom” is…

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Save Our Nursery Rhymes

Save Our Nursery Rhymes
Rainbow Sheep

Why are so many people trying to re-write the nursery rhymes of our childhood to rid them of sexism, violence and social insensitivity?  They should be left alone because they…

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The Armistice and Beyond

The Armistice and Beyond
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The armistice of 11 November 1918 was celebrated in Concord with fervour.  Citizens immediately formed tin-can bands and took to the street and within twelve hours of the news of…

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April Fools’ Day

Also known as All Fools’ Day, it is celebrated annually on the first day of April. It is a time for the traditional playing of pranks upon unsuspecting people .…

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